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Vanderbilt University psychologists have found that professionally trained musicians more effectively use a creative technique called divergent thinking, and also use both the left and the right sides of their frontal cortex more heavily than the average person.

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Doubts:

1. Does this only include classical music or what-is-more-recently-perceived-as-music such as rap and belch music?

2.  Does this include only instrumental experts or bathroom singers too?

3. Elevated IQ score?  Sounds far fetched to me, but heck, I am not the expert.

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Written by Elgie Shepard

October 12, 2008 at 4:52 am

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